Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 26 Mar 1913
Elijah Arnold was born near Scottville, Ill., January 6, 1840 and departed this life at his home in Scottville, Ill.,
March 17, 1913, aged 73 years, 2 months and 11 days. He was the son of William and Lucy Arnold, natives of
Tennessee and one of a family of seven children, four sons and three daughters all of whom having preceded him
in death, except one brother Hopson Arnold now in the Soldiers' Home at Quincy, Ill. He was united in
marriage with Rebecca Sanders January 19th 1860. To this union were born twelve children. One son George R., and one
daughter Lucy having preceded him to the great beyond. He is survived by his wife and ten children, five sons and five daughters,
namely Sciota E. wife of John Witte of Butler, Ill., Luther E. of Springfield, Ill., Albin E., of Roodhouse, Ill.,
Mattie M., wife of B. A. Ruyle of Scottville, Ill., Flora M., wife of Charles Scott of Scottville, Ill., Benjamin F.,
of Jerseyville, Ill., Peter J., and Frederick O., at home and Ora and Zora of Jerseyville, Ill. He is also survived
by twelve grand children and five great grand children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He professed a hope in
Christ in March 1912, and as death drew near often expressed his willingness and readiness to go. His only regret being to leave
his wife and children. He had been a great sufferer for the past three years, but bore his afflictions with great fortitude. His highest ambition in life
was to serve his family and fellowman and was always upright and sincere in all his dealings and transactions. The funeral services were
held Thursday at 11 o'clock from Mt. Zion Baptist church, Rev. Long of Oakford, Ill., officiating. Interment in the Land
cemetery. The pallbearers were his four sons, Luther E., Albin E., Benjamin F., Frederick O., and two son-in-laws, B. H. Ruyle and Charles Scott.
The [Greenfield, IL] Argus, Friday, 18 Jun 1890
Eld. Jno. Arnold, living a few miles east of here, died Thursday after an illness of seven weeks. Deceased was 49 years of age and had been for a number of years a minister of the gospel in the Baptist church. Lung trouble was the cause of his death. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. Fitzjarrell. Eld. Atteberry offered the closing remarks. He leaves a wife, eight children and a host of friends to mourn his departure. His body was interred at the Land cemetery on Friday last.
Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 7 Mar 1934
Mrs. Sarah Arnold, who had passed her 86th year, died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the home of her son, Charley where she had resided the past two months. She had for the past six years lived in Palmyra. She was the mother of eleven children. Four sons survive: Tobe and Robert of Carrollton, William and Charley of Palmyra, also a number og grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Zion Baptist church. Her funeral was held at the Stults Funeral Home, Saturday at 1:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Land cemetery near Scottville.
Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 20 Dec 1905
Mrs. Liza Arnold died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grider, west of Palmyra, last Thursday from that dreaded disease, cancer. Interment was made in the Land Cemetery, Friday.
Submitted by: Harry Starr